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Hannibal (2006)

It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Siddig ... Hannibal
Emilio Doorgasingh ... Maharbal
Bashar Rahal ... Hasdrubal
Mido Hamada ... Mago
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Gisko
Shaun Dingwall ... Scipio
Tristan Gemmill ... Gaius Terentius Varro
Ben Cross ... Fabius Maximus
Valentin Ganev ... Lucius Aemilius Paullus
Rob Dixon Rob Dixon ... Publius Scipio
Hristo Mutafchiev Hristo Mutafchiev ... Vandicar
Teodora Duhovnikova ... Imilce (as Teodora Ivanova)
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Hanno the Great
Ivan Petrushinov Ivan Petrushinov ... Boii Chief
Kenneth Cranham ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
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It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in pursuit of revenge, he will stop at nothing. Hannibal explores the man behind the myth, revealing what drove the 26-year-old to mastermind one of the most audacious military moves in history. With 40,000 soldiers and 37 elephants, he marched 1,500 miles to challenge his enemies on their own soil. It was an act so daring that few people believed it possible. Hannibal combines drama, the latest historical research and state-of-the-art CGI to bring this spectacular story to life. Written by Melissa Lowery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Annivas See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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[after sacrificing]
Barca: Put your hands in the blood.
[Hannibal does]
Barca: "I swear..."
Young Hannibal: I swear...
Barca: "That for as long as I live..."
Young Hannibal: That for as long as I live.
Barca: "I will be an enemy of Rome."
Young Hannibal: I will be an enemy of Rome.
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functional docudrama
14 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Three hundred years before Christ, Carthage rules the Mediterrean but upstart Rome is threatening its dominance. Hannibal (Alexander Siddig) is pushing to fight Rome and leads an army from Spain through the Alps into Italy. Scipio would witness his father's shameful defeat and rescues him. Hannibal gathers disenfranchised northern Italian tribes and gains victory after victory. Roman Senator Fabius Maximus (Ben Cross) favors avoiding a direct battle with Hannibal. However he's ignored and Hannibal massacres the best of Rome in the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. Hannibal misses his chance to sack Rome and Carthage abandons him in Italy. Carthage suffers more and more losses from Scipio's troops until Hannibal is called home as a last resort.

This is a functional educational docudrama. Siddig is a compelling actor. The CG battles are fine. There aren't big numbers of extras for the battle scenes but it's filled in with CG creations. At least, they have some real elephants. This is well-made TV movie that shows the big highlights of an epic life.


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